Coin Flip Determines Final PAL Playoff Seed for Boys Varsity Basketball

Annalise Deal

Connor Woods

Upon Sequoia beating Carlmont in their final league game, the PAL officials were met with a difficult dilemma. With only one spot left in the PAL playoffs, M-A and Sequoia finished the season with the same record. Typically, this dispute would be settled by reviewing the teams’ records against each other. However, because the Bears and Cherokees are 1-1 in competition this year, this statistic could not be used to decide who would enter the playoffs. In order to determine the final seed of the PAL postseason, the league held a coin toss at a recent coaches meeting. Unfortunately, the Bears lost the toss, and will not be competing in the league playoffs this year. However, the season is not over for M-A. They are taking part in the CCS playoffs, and look to continue their season in conference play.

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3 Responses to “Coin Flip Determines Final PAL Playoff Seed for Boys Varsity Basketball”

  1. dbalestra on February 20th, 2014 8:55 pm

    Wow! I’ve never heard of anything like that in high school athletics!

  2. jweiner on February 20th, 2014 11:49 pm

    I’m a little mad Sequoia wouldn’t play us for the last seed. They know they have better odds with a coin than going against our squad.

  3. msimes on February 28th, 2014 2:16 am

    who decided that a coin flip was the determining factor?